The power of modern technology ends when the lights go out and batteries die, and Hurricane Sandy sent that message loud and clear to many people in New York City and the surrounding area.
Our NYC apartment was fine, we never lost power, and our neighborhood only suffered a few fallen trees branches.
But as you know, the areas surrounding us suffered far more damage. Our friend took pictures in the NYC neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Breezy Point and the Rockaways within days of the devastating storm highlighting some of the drastic effects. I posted three of his pics here, and you can see more on his photo blog Aemiessence Fine Arts.
With so many people still hurting and trying to dig out, Mike and several executives and marketplace professionals involved with Cru spent hours at the Here’s Life Inner City warehouse in Queens cleaning up hurricane damage and packing Boxes of Love™.
Each box feeds a family of 6 physically and spiritually. In partnership with local churches, individuals and other ministries, the act of compassion by giving food to a family in need opens the door to telling people about Jesus. As Pastor Andrew Jagessar from The Worship Center of Queens in New York explains, “Being able to distribute something as needed as a Box of Love has helped position us as a church that is involved in the lives of our neighborhood. It is invaluable.”
For the New York executives we minister to, being able to serve in a tangible way helps them connect with what’s really important in life: loving God and loving others.
In addition to helping to pack the Boxes, we gladly fed 3 families in need by giving a special gift towards Boxes of Love™ for Hurricane Sandy survivors. You can, too, at www.HLICNYC.org.